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PALM BEACH SCHOOLS: Parents Forced To Make Permanent Learning Choice

Superintendent Donald Fennoy

As COVID-19 Numbers Rise, School Board To Force Parents To Lock Kids In Distance or In-Person With No Switching

Superintendent Donald Fennoy
Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy during a September 30, 2020 School Board Meeting

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — After telling parents for weeks that they could change from distance to in-person learning with a week’s notice, or in-person to distance with no notice, the Palm Beach County School Board right now is discussing a plan that would require parents to make a choice and stick with until until at least mid-January.

The plan, supported by embattled Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy, Deputy Superintendent Keith Oswald, and several board members including Barbara McQuinn, the change is promoted as a way for schools to have more control over their numbers.

The school district believed more than half of the 180,000 student body would return for in-person learning last week, but only one third showed up. Teachers in some schools are complaining about teaching to students in a class while simultaneously teaching to students at home. This plan may be a precursor to dividing the two.

Under the plan, parents would have to make a decision by October 14th. That decision would be binding until the end of the semester. Parents would then have to make a new decision in early January that would hold for the rest of the school year.



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4 thoughts on “PALM BEACH SCHOOLS: Parents Forced To Make Permanent Learning Choice”

  1. How can such educated people be SO unprepared?!!!? It’s not like this issue just popped up last week, or hell last month!!

    1. How can perents make a permanent decision with 165 new cases every day. Parents have a right to see if there are any outbreaks in the schools and act accordigly. The board needs to come up with a plan to allocate staff properly with some built in flexibility for changes. The board should have hired a consultant from March until now to do this. Not wait until aftet school opened.

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    The left hand don’t know what the right hand is doing. In other words they don’t know their arses from their elbows.That seems to be the norm since this pandemic began.